Some eye-drops can be bought OTC (over the counter) from an Opticians, a chemist, health shop or supermarket. Other eyedrops are only available on prescription. Increasingly some Optometrists are training to be able to prescibe some non-OTC eye treatments.
Examples of Non-OTC eye drops
Acular – ACULAR LS® ophthalmic solution(ketorolac tromethamine) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) which may be supplied following surgery to the eye area. It's use should reduce pain, burning or stinging, unfortunately some people may get a keratitis (inflammatory changes in the cornea) and many users report transient stinging and burning on instillation – so care must be take. If symptoms get worse rather than better when using the drops this mast be reported to the prescriber.